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Children’s TV fund may present opportunities for publishers

Applications are coming in for a new £57m fund for children’s television, according to head of fund Jackie Edwards, who said production companies may look... Read more

Government slams CIPFA library data as 'flawed' and 'unusable'

The government-appointed Libraries Taskforce has criticised the body responsible for publishing annual statistics on libraries, saying its "flawed" data reveals the sector to be in... Read more

Wright replaces Hancock as culture secretary

Attorney General Jeremy Wright has replaced Matt Hancock as culture secretary in the cabinet reshuffle, following Jeremy Hunt’s promotion to foreign secretary.... Read more

Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister

Michael Ellis has been confirmed as the new libraries minister at the department of digital, culture, media and sport, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet... Read more

DCMS investigating threatened Darlington library

The government is investigating complaints about the pending closure of Darlington's grade II listed Crown Street Library. Read more

DCMS changes its name

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has changed its name to include 'digital' in order to acknowledge the evolution of the department's remit.... Read more

Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures

The government is considering holding a public inquiry into Lancashire's controversial plans to shut 28 of its libraries - the first time it will have... Read more

Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005

In a sector rife with closures and cutbacks, public library usage among adults has declined by almost a third since 2005, according to new government... Read more

Swindon Council approves controversial plans to axe 10 libraries

Plans to close 10 out of Swindon's 15 libraries have been approved by the council’s cabinet. Read more

Calls for Swindon libraries intervention

Shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan [pictured] has called on the Secretary of State for Culture, Karen Bradley, to intervene in Swindon Council’s plans to close... Read more

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